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Wonders of Greece, Mykonos & Santorini | 11 days / 10 nights

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Experience Athens, the awe-inspiring mythical monuments of the Greek mainland, and Mykonos and Santorini with their blue seas, and local wines.

Short Program Description

Day 1 | Athens – Arrival to Athens – Transfer to your hotel – Free day
Day 2 | Athens – Athens sightseeing including transfer from/to your hotel – Free afternoon
Day 3 | Athens – Corinth Canal – Epidaurus – Nafplion – Mycenae – Olympia
Day 4 | Olympia – Delphi
Day 5 | Delphi – Kalampaka
Day 6 | Kalampaka – Meteora – Athens
Day 7 | Mykonos – Transfer from your hotel to Piraeus port – Ferry to Mykonos – Transfer to your hotel – Free afternoon
Day 8 | Mykonos – Free day – Optional local tour or cruise
Day 9 | Santorini – Transfer from your hotel to Mykonos port – Ferry to Santorini – Transfer to your hotel – Free afternoon
Day 10 | Santorini – Free day – Optional local tour or cruise
Day 11 | Departure from Santorini – Transfer to the port or the airport

Optional bookings: for your return from Santorini to Athens
Inform us to book Air/ferry Tickets to add these to the final cost.
1st option: speed ferry tickets 12:30-18:00. The price is 90 € per person.
2nd option: air ticket 1-hour flight. The price is 120 € per person.Connected with your flight home,
3rd option: regular ferry tickets 15:30-23:30 .The price is 70 € per person.

Your daily vacation program and our servises

Day 01. Arrival / Athens.
Arrival at Athens airport. Welcome assistance and private transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
After you are settled in your room, you may follow an optional tour/cruise. You may check the full list of our optional tours/cruises here.
Day 02. City tour / Athens.
After breakfast, the day starts with a half-day tour dedicated to exploring the city of Athens.
This half-day tour departs with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city of Athens including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Syntagma Square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament.
We continue our guided visit to the "Sacred Rock" of Acropolis in order to admire the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea & the Temple of Athena Nike.
Our tour ends with a visit to the new, spectacular Acropolis Museum . A marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. The museum is also voted one of the best museums in the world.
Transfer to your hotel or, alternatively, explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, and why not, do some shopping at Ermou street.
Day 03. Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae / Olympia.
After our breakfast we depart towards the Peloponnese. First stop will be at the impressive Corinth canal and we continue to Epidaurus with its theater, famous for its acoustics. Our day continues as we will be arriving in Nafplion for a short stop. Our next visit will be to Mycenae «rich in gold» as Homer mentions, with the Cyclopean walls, and the tomb of Agamemnon with the famous Lion’s Gate. In the afternoon, we will be crossing the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight.
Day 04. Olympia / Delphi.
Built on the banks of the River Alfios, Olympia is beautiful, green, and placid. We will enjoy a tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex (home of the original Olympic Games), including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias’s Workshop. We continue to the local museum, one of the richest in Greece, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxitelis. In the afternoon, we will start heading north, driving around Patras, over the impressive Rio-Antirio bridge, through Nafpaktos and Itea, to Delphi for dinner and overnight.
Day 05. Delphi / Kalambaka.
Delphi used to be the most sacred spot in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in the antiquity. You will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). We continue to the local museum with the famous bronze statue of the Charioteer. In the afternoon we will be crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight.
Day 06. Meteora / Athens.
This morning we will be visiting Meteora. Amazing rock formations, like towers of sandstone, stand ageless, and have provided sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. A number of monasteries are hidden on top of Meteora. The view over the plain is breathtaking. Meteora is considered among the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and belongs to Unesco's list of world heritage monuments. After our visit, we will take the road back to Athens. On the way, we will make a short stop at Thermopylae, to admire the statue of Leonidas king of Sparta. Overnight in Athens.
Day 07. Piraeus – Mykonos / Mykonos.
In the morning, we will be transferred to the port of Piraeus to catch the local ferry to Mykonos. Arrival in Mykonos and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the island or for an optional tour.
Day 08. At leisure / Mykonos.
At leisure to explore the famous island, a meeting point of the international “jet set”. Discover its amazing beaches, and enjoy the unique night-life.
Below are some suggestions for today:
  • Half day or full day cruise with a visit on Delos island
  • Jeep safari or scuba diving
    You may check the full list of our optional tours/cruises here.
  • Day 09. Mykonos – Santorini / Santorini.
    After breakfast, transfer to the port of Mykonos in time to catch the local high-speed ferry to Santorini. Arrival in Santorini and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Day 10. At leisure / Santorini.
    At leisure to explore the magical island of Santorini. Discover Fira & Oia with the breathtaking views to the volcano, and enjoy one of the best sunsets in the Aegean.
    Our suggestions for the island are the following:
  • Discover the unique black-sanded and red-sanded beaches
  • Visit Oia to enjoy the famous sunset
  • Take a half day or full day cruise to the volcano and to the hot springs for swimming
    You may check the full list of our optional tours/cruises here.
  • Day 11. Departure.
    Breakfast and at the appropriate time, transfer to the airport or to the port. Apart from the transfer to the port or the airport, no other service is included in the final day of the trip. This is the end of our trip. Kindly, let us know if you need any extra travel services to arrange your return to your home country or, in order to continue your trip to any other destination.

    Additional Information:

    • Transfers: All transfers are offered in private luxury taxis with an English-speaking driver
    • Ferries: We use High-speed ferries in economy class.
      Upgrades to Business or VIP class On request
    • Airplanes: This tour can be operated, partially or entirely, by airplanes on request.
    • Hotels: We use First Class hotels (4*) on a bed and breakfast basis central located in Athens and seaside on the islands.
      Rates for Tourist Class (3*) hotels and Superior Class (5*) hotels are available on request.
    • Extra Nights: this is possible upon request before any booking in one or more destinations.
    • Local Tours/Cruises: Typically served on big groups of up to 40 travelers.
      Options for Small-group tours or private tours are available upon request at extra cost.
    • Seasonal Note: From November 1st to April 1st each year, this tour is operated upon request using airplanes for inter-island transfers or all routes due to speed ferry schedule limitations
    • Optional with extra cost: Day 11, Air or ferry tickets for your return to Athens.

    Schedule / Prices

    • From 01/04/2024 to 23/10/2024
      Daily except Tuesday and Wednesday
      Tour will not be operated on 01/4, 08/04, 25/04, 26/04, 29/04, 02/05, 03/05, & 04/05.
    • For departures within Christmas Week, New Year’s Week, and Greek Orthodox Easter Week, please ask as itineraries may not be available or may be altered.
      Please contact us for the dates of departure and availability

    All Prices are per person in Euro
    The prices are guaranteed for confirmed bookings up to 50 days before the departure date. For requests less than 50 days before the departure date, the prices are subject to change depending on availability.

    First Class (4*) Hotels
    Arrival Dates Single Double / Twin Triple Child
    April € 2565 € 1675 € 1585 € 990
    May 1st – May 25th € 2755 € 1790 € 1670 € 1000
    May 26th – June 22nd € 2965 € 1900 € 1760 € 1050
    June 23rd – August 31st € 3245 € 2050 € 1895 € 1125
    September € 3110 € 1980 € 1830 € 1095
    October € 2675 € 1745 € 1620 € 985
    4* Hotel List

    The hotels mentioned below are indicative and are subject to change depending on availability.

    Athens Hotels

    Athens Zafolia Hotel, Polis Grand Hotel, The Golden Age Hotel of Athens, The Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive Hotel

    Santorini Hotels

    Rose Bay Hotel, Strogili Hotel, El Greco Resort & Spa, Santorini Palace Hotel, Santo Miramare Resort

    Mykonos Hotels

    Aeolos Resort, Yiannaki Hotel, Pelican Bay Art Hotel Mykonos, San Antonio Summerland, Rhenia Mykonos

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    Included

    • Accommodation on BB, 3 nights in Athens, 2 nights in Mykonos and 2 nights in Santorini
    • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
    • The 4-day classical Greece tour with Meteora on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
    • Private transfers with English-speaking driver
    • Ferry tickets Piraeus – Mykonos and Mykonos – Santorini with high-speed ferries on economy class.
    • Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation, by an English speaking representative
    • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
    • All taxes

    Not Included

    • Any meals other than those mentioned above
    • Any drinks during included meals
    • Any tips
    • Any porterage at hotels.
    • All personal expenses
    • Everything that is not specifically mentioned in the "Included" section

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    Notes

    • Ferry schedules are subject to change without prior notice, and the itinerary may not be possible on certain dates at the beginning and at the end of the season.
    • An “overnight stay” tax applies to all accommodations in Greece. This tax is charged on a per room per night basis and amounts to € 3,00 for 3* hotels, € 7,00 for 4* hotels, and € 10,00 for 5* hotels. This tax is NOT included in our rates and should be paid locally on the spot by the clients.
    • Any special request for an upgrade is accepted upon hotel availability or with extra cost.
    • Entrance/admission fees to various sites and museums are set by the Greek government, and in case of change, prices will be adjusted accordingly. Currently, included entrance fees are based on rates valid as of November 1st, 2019.
    • The above rates include a VAT of 24%. In case of a change in VAT, prices will be adjusted accordingly.
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